"He's dead. He was my son. My sister was three days ago. My husband the day before that."
―Old woman prisoner[src]

An old woman prisoner was a prisoner of Harrenhal.


Season 2

She is captured by Ser Gregor Clegane and imprisoned in Harrenhal with her family. Her sister, husband and son are tortured to death by the Tickler at Harrenhal.[1]

Polliver beats her for asking for a crust of bread.


Season Two appearances
The North Remembers The Night Lands What Is Dead May Never Die Garden of Bones The Ghost of Harrenhal
The Old Gods and the New A Man Without Honor The Prince of Winterfell Blackwater Valar Morghulis

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, among the captives that Gregor Clegane takes to Harrenhal there is a wizened old woman. Arya Stark overhears her complaining one night "It's not just, it's not. We never did no treason, the others come in and took what they wanted, same as this bunch." Her friend disagrees, saying "Lord Beric did us no hurt, though, and that red priest with him, he paid for all they took". The old woman answers disdainfully "Paid? He took two of my chickens and gave me a bit of paper with a mark on it. Can I eat a bit of raggy old paper, I ask you? Will it give me eggs?". She looks about to see that no guards were near, and spits three times. "There's for the Tullys and there's for the Lannisters and there's for the Starks."

The old woman is not mentioned afterwards.


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